Israeli President & Jerusalem Mayor to Take Part in International Academy Day


NEW YORK: The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced that the International Academy Day in Jerusalem, hosted by Dori Media Group, will feature Israeli President Shimon Peres and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.

The event will kick off with an opening dinner on June 11 with President Peres. On June 12, Mayor Barkat will host a dinner.

Industry sessions include a panel on the impact of the media on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict at the Peres Center for Peace, featuring key political figures from both the Palestinian and Israeli sides, as well as insights by leaders from high-tech startups on the latest innovations combining media and technology.

“International Academy Day is a one of a kind event which presents the media industry of a specific region to our members,” said Bruce L. Paisner, the International Academy's president and CEO. “Beyond that, we also try to give our Members access to key political leaders and major cultural events and we will certainly be doing that in Jerusalem this coming June.”